As I watch two doves sitting side by side on a branch of a tree just outside my garden, I am aware of how loyal and devoted they are to each other. What a token of devotion seen by onlookers! I’ll never forget the day I was in prayer and asking God for confirmation over a particular issue…when suddenly I had a dove tapping on my patio door!! Yes, just tapping with his beak – what a moment that was! A totally unexpected confirmation that blew me away!I just love it when God gives me surprises! He is certainly in the business of doing things ” outside of the box!”
The dove of course symbolises Holy Spirit and as we read from Matthew 3 v 16, As soon as Jesus was baptised, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love, with him I am well pleased.”
The devotion of the Father communicated and heard. The devotion of the Son birthed and expressed for ever more. The devotion of Holy Spirit beautifully wrapped and presented for our receiving! Such devotion! Let us truly rejoice at the devotion God has for us, each and every moment of our lives!
Lord I pray that this Christmas, your truth will be opened up for many, in totally unexpected ways ! Amen.